In this edition:

The next Gold Cup race is this Saturday! Here is what you need to know...

Gold Cup Race #3 / Elite Series Race #1
SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2022 @ 9:00AM

Spirit Run 5K

1755 W Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, IN US 46385

Packet Pickup @ Race Site
Early: Available Friday April 8th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Race Day: Starts at 8AM.

Race Day Registration
Online registration will be open until race start.

Online Registration

**All usual Gold Cup points are up for grabs.**
**Elite points awarded to top 5 in each gender (age 19 & over).**
**Elite Masters points awarded to top 5 in each gender (age 40 & over).


*** A note to my Athenas and Clydesdales. In order to maintain eligibility for your division, you must weigh in 3 times per year. ***
*** If you are yet to weigh in this year, please make sure to do so at your next Gold Cup race. ***
*** Just come to the Gold Cup table, and we will get you sorted. ***


Upcoming Races

In the attachments to this email, you will find for your convenience the most up to date copy of our Gold Cup Schedule, a copy of the membership application, as well as the currently available paper registrations for the following races:


Group Runs this Week

Monday - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ Ironwood Brewery
6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Leader: Karen Spoor
Distance: 4 Miles


Wednesday - Indoor Kids Group Run

5:30pm @ Dean and Barbara White Community Center
6600 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Leader: Ed Caccavale


Thursday - Indoor Group Run (All Ages)

Due to expected inclement weather, this week the run will take place indoors at the Hammond Sportplex instead of Wicker Memorial Park.
6:30pm @ Hammond Sportsplex
6630 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond, IN 46323
Leader: Heather Hobson
More Info


Jim Cox Scholarship

Jim Cox, a very active Calumet Region Striders member, was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 1993 and on October 15, 1993 succumbed to the disease at the age of 57 years. Jim’s family started a fund which CRS designated as a scholarship fund and is given to CRS members or their children when they enroll as college freshmen.


The committee will review the applications and determine amounts and the Board will approve at the May Board meeting.

Applications can be submitted HERE.

Please keep in mind that the application deadline is April 30th at 11:59PM CDT.


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Track Season is COMING SOON!

(Preferred minimum age: Kindergarten class of 2023)

Learn the fundamentals of track!

Participate in practices, inter-squad meets, local/national meets and HAVE FUN!

(Practices twice weekly in Crown Point/Merrillville)

Great way to get your child more involved in track, no matter their experience!

All practices coached by certified coaches!

Email questions to Head Coach Deanna: stridersjr@calstrider.org.

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If you would like to continue Jim's legacy, you can keep this scholarship going by donating to the Jim Cox Scholarship fund online HERE, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put "Jim Cox Scholarship Fund" in memo area.

You can also help support our Junior Striders Program by making a donation online HERE, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put "Junior Striders" in memo area.


A thank you to our sponsors!

The Calumet Region Striders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We manage the club on donations and sponsorship. If you would like more information on our sponsorship program, please contact our Vice President at: vp@calstrider.org







Calumet Region Striders Google Drive can be accessed here.

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